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Bradley Bourgeois signed by Houston Dynamo as Homegrown Player

Defender signs with the Houston Dynamo.

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The Houston Dynamo have signed defender Bradley Bourgeois as a Homegrown Player.

Bourgeois joined the Dynamo Academy in 2009 as part of the U-16's. Bourgeois earned the captain's armband with his Dynamo Academy teams as a defender. The center back also appeared in eight matches with the Dynamo Reserves in 2011 and 2012. Bourgeois is the eighth player from the Dynamo Academy to sign a professional contract with the Dynamo first team.

"We are pleased to announce the addition of Bradley," Dynamo vice president/general manager Matt Jordan said in a press release. "His development with our Academy has been a critical part of his success throughout his collegiate career. He's a very hard working individual that is eager to improve and grow in our environment."

After high school Bourgeois attended Tulsa University where he received countless accolades including being named the 2015 American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Bourgeois started all 81 games for the Golden Hurricanes, scoring seven goals and one assist.

Bourgeois is the eighth player from the Dynamo Academy to sign with the Dynamo first team.

Full name: Bradley Bourgeois
Pronunciation: boo-SWAH
Position: Defender
Date of Birth: April 13, 1994
Birthplace: Cypress, Texas
Height: 5'11"
Previous club: Tulsa Golden Hurricane
College: University of Tulsa
How acquired: Signed on Dec. 23, 2015